Shares sink as US DoJ thwarts $30bn merger

Deal between Japan’s Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials collapses

Apple iPhone boom as China switches on

World’s most valuable company returns further $70bn to investors

Google turns on the charm in Europe

Internet search group aims to be more reliable ally than deadly foe

Google considers shake-up of News service

Internet company to partner with European media groups

Hedge funds short UK asset managers

Growing worries over groups’ exposure to emerging markets

Apple Watch
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What to Watch: Apple earnings

Share price grazes new high as record second quarter anticipated

IDC owners explore $5.5bn sale or IPO

Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus to offload financial data group

ISS backs Peltz for seat on DuPont board

Chemical group criticised as ‘inclined to obfuscation’

Capgemini buys iGate of the US for $4bn

Acquisition could spark wave of deals in IT services sector

Ingram Pinn illustration
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The political storm over the Googleplex

Concern about government snooping is mixed with anxiety about commercial use of data

Pace of Fed rate rises will be key

Investors should also watch for signs of stretched valuations

Satellite technology explainer

Size and cost revolution encourages start-up companies to launch niche, satellite-based enterprises

Satellite industry aims smaller and lower

Size and cost revolution helps start-ups to get into orbit

Edward McMillan, banker, 1919-2015

Merrill Lynch pioneer who helped to shape institutional market for equities

Defence groups quiet on anti-corruption

Transparency International study shows Dassault among the worst in disclosing prevention practices

Ebay CEO’s comments help Google case

Donahoe says site is direct rival of group in online shopping

Apple Watch review: Stylish, but slow

Best smartwatch on the market suffers from slow software

No end in sight to wave of pharma dealmaking

Record level of M&A activity is being driven by cheap capital and a race to develop new treatments

UK warns BP over potential takeover

Downing St wants oil group to remain British industrial champion

Banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

AFL-CIO campaign seeks disclosure of Wall Street handouts

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